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Interblock Global CEO: Oklahoma gaming in a “very strong position”

Interblock Global CEO John Connelly believes the Oklahoma gaming market will continue to thrive in the coming years. Speaking to Gambling Insider ahead of the upcoming Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) trade show, Connelly emphasised the Sooner State’s geographical advantages, with little to no gaming in surrounding states.

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7/19/2019

article Governor Stitt seeks renegotiation on Tribal Gaming Compact
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is giving tribes less than 5 months to renegotiate the 15-year Tribal-State Gaming Compact. Set to renew on January 1, 2020,...
article Oklahoma governor, tribes clash over casino gaming revenue
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders with Oklahoma's powerful Native American tribes are voicing frustration with the state's Republican governor after they say he caught them...

7/18/2019

article STEVE FAIR: The sweetheart deal is over
(Oklahoma) -- The 15 year Indian gaming compact negotiated by former Gov. Brad Henry and State Treasurer Scott Meacham with the tribes is set to expire in January 2020.
article Stitt moves to renegotiate the state’s casino gambling pact
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt wants to renegotiate the gambling compacts between the state and the tribal governments. The compacts expire January 1, 2020. Some tribal...
article Native American tribes boost Oklahoma's economy by almost $13 billion
(Oklahoma) -- A new study shows Oklahoma tribes boosted the state's economy by almost $13 billion in 2017. That includes money to build, expand and repair roads, like $...
press release JCM Global Brings Decades of Oklahoma Gaming Expertise to the OIGA Conference & Trade Show
(Oklahoma) -- JCM Global has been committed to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming market since its inception, and now JCM is bringing its decades-long expertise to the OIGA...
press release AGS Demonstrates Commitment To Tribal Gaming At The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Trade Show July 22-24; Orion Upright Makes Its OIGA Premier
(Las Vegas) -- AGS (NYSE: AGS) (or the "Company") today announced that it will exhibit at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Conference and Trade Show July 22-24 at the Cox...

7/17/2019

article THE OKLAHOMAN: Compact dispute a test for Oklahoma governor, tribes
(Oklahoma) -- In a dispute over whether the state’s gaming compacts with Oklahoma’s tribes should be renegotiated, each side believes it has the stronger...

7/16/2019

article EDITORIAL: Stitt should be careful when treading on casino pacts
(Oklahoma) -- Today is National Lottery Day. For a tiny handful of people, the designation has positive connotations. For others, the association is a negative one....
article Kiowa leader: Find other solutions to increase state revenues
(Oklahoma) -- Following a letter by Gov. Kevin Stitt to the Tulsa World on July 8 regarding renegotiation of state gaming compacts, the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma Chairman...
article OKLAHOMA GOP: The sweetheart deal is over
(Oklahoma) -- The 15-year Indian gaming compact negotiated by former Gov. Brad Henry and State Treasurer Scott Meacham with the tribes is set to expire in January 2020....
article Tulsa to welcome ‘the biggest little show in Indian Gaming’
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association will host its annual conference and trade show in Tulsa from July 22 to 24. Described by the association as ‘...

7/15/2019

article Okla. Tribes Fight Renegotiation Of State Gambling Compact (sub req)
(Oklahoma) -- The leaders of Oklahoma's Five Civilized Tribes have come together to oppose Gov. Kevin Stitt's call to renegotiate the gambling compact between 33...

7/14/2019

article MATT MORGAN: Some things to keep in mind as Oklahoma and 31 tribes consider the future of gaming in the state
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal gaming in Oklahoma began more than three decades ago with simple bingo halls situated in retrofitted buildings. Today, 31 tribal nations operate 131...
article Oklahoma tribal leaders denounce governor’s gambling plan
(Oklahoma) -- The leaders of five of Oklahoma’s most powerful tribal nations have approved a resolution denouncing the new Republican governor’s plan to...

7/13/2019

article BLOG: Compact negotiations figure to be interesting
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt is off to a rough start in trying to renegotiate the state's gaming compacts with Indian tribes. Stitt sent letters to 35 tribes...
article Gov. Stitt responds to Inter-Tribal resolution
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma is comprised of 39 federally recognized tribes and roughly 4 million people, and I was elected to give a fresh eye to all agreements, laws, and...
article Inter-Tribal Council: 'We are resolute in our position'
(Oklahoma) -- The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes (ITC) provided a unified, formal and firm response to Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt’s recent...
article Oklahoma Governor and Tribes Don’t Agree on Tribal Gaming Tax
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma governor is trying to strike a new bargain with the state’s tribal casino operators, which will see them contribute more to the state’...
article Tribes committed to existing terms of gaming compact
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole nations pledged their commitment on Friday to continuing a tribal-state compact...

7/12/2019

article Oklahoma gov wants new tribal gaming compacts, tribes say no
(Oklahoma) -- Kevin Shift, the governor of Oklahoma, doesn’t believe the Native Indian tribes in the state are playing nicely and feels that they should give up...
article Oklahoma tribal leaders clash with Stitt over gaming compact
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt wants to renegotiate the state's gaming compact with native tribes by the end of the year. The compact currently allows the state to...
article Oklahoma tribal leaders denounce governor’s gambling plan
(Oklahoma) -- The leaders of five of Oklahoma's most powerful tribal nations have approved a resolution denouncing the new Republican governor's plan to force...
article Oklahoma's Five Tribes reject Stitt's call to renegotiate gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- In a show of unity, leaders of Oklahoma’s Five Civilized Tribes on Friday backed the state’s current gaming compacts and rejected Gov. Kevin...
article Tribal leaders speak out against renegotiating tribal gaming agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders are responding after Governor Kevin Stitt said he wanted to renegotiate the state’s tribal gaming agreement. Officials say Native...
article Tulsa attorney explains where things stand in gaming compact dispute
(Oklahoma) -- Governor Stitt dealt the first hand in the debate over the casino gaming compact last weekend with an op-ed in the Tulsa World, stating that the compact...

7/11/2019

article In Oklahoma, Governor, Tribes Clash Over Casino Gaming Dollars
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders with Oklahoma's powerful Native American tribes are voicing frustration with the state's Republican governor after they say he caught them...
article Oklahoma Governor calls for tribal casinos to pay higher exclusivity taxes
(Oklahoma) -- Some of the largest tribe’s in Oklahoma have reportedly voiced concerns over a recent declaration by Governor, Kevin Stitt (pictured), that the...
article Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Says State Must Rework Tribal Gaming Compacts, Native American Leaders Fire Back
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) says the state’s present gaming compacts with the numerous tribes that operate around 130 casinos need to be reworked...
article Interblock Global CEO: Oklahoma gaming in a “very strong position”
(Oklahoma) -- Interblock Global CEO John Connelly believes the Oklahoma gaming market will continue to thrive in the coming years. Speaking to Gambling Insider ahead of...

7/10/2019

article Gambling in Oklahoma could change if state, tribes do not come to agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Changes could be coming to Oklahoma casinos after Gov. Kevin Stitt said he wants to renegotiate the gambling agreements between the state and Native...
article Governor Stitt looks to renegotiate Tribal gaming agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Native American tribes pay the state more than $140 million a year in gaming exclusivity fees, but come January, the 15-year deal between the tribes and...
article Oklahoma governor wants bigger piece of state's tribal casino revenue
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders with Oklahoma's powerful Native American tribes are voicing frustration with the state's Republican governor after they say he caught them...
press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Matthew L. Morgan, Esq, Offers Clarification in Response to Governor Stitt’s Recent Op-Ed
(Oklahoma) -- In the last 15 years, Oklahoma tribal governments have paid more than $1.5 billion in exclusivity fees to the budget of the State of Oklahoma; have...

7/9/2019

article Indian Gaming Association, Gov. Stitt disagree on gaming compacts as renegotiation sought by state
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt has asked tribes to renegotiate gaming compacts, but some fundamental differences of opinion could affect the process. In a recent letter...
article OIGA: Current gaming fees are ‘justifiable’ [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Matthew Morgan said comparing Oklahoma’s arrangements with state tribes to those made by other states...
article Osage Chief Standing Bear Wary of Tribal Gaming Compact Renegotiations
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt intends to renegotiate tribal gaming compacts, and that has the Osage Nation on high alert. Stitt said most agreements giving...
article Stitt calls for renegotiating Oklahoma tribal gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt is trying to force Oklahoma's Native American tribes to renegotiate their tribal gaming compacts that are set to expire Jan. 1, 2020....

7/7/2019

article GOV. STITT: New gaming compacts must protect the interests of the tribes and the state
(Oklahoma) -- Fifteen years ago, the citizens of Oklahoma approved State Question 712, and the Oklahoma Legislature passed laws permitting the state to enter into gaming...

7/1/2019

press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Announces New Officers
(Oklahoma) -- The membership of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association met this week, voted in two new officers and is pleased to announce that Matthew Morgan, Esq.,...

6/18/2019

article Ottawa County tribe seeks to recover $2 million in management fees
(Oklahoma) -- An Ottawa County tribe said it is taking steps to recover millions it claims was taken illegally by a former casino management company.

6/17/2019

article High Winds Casino is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 1969 with amazing prizes
(Oklahoma) -- High Winds Casino is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 1969 with some amazing prizes that you can register for. On June 29th they are giving away a...

6/14/2019

article OIGA chairman resigns amid allegations by gaming commission
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Doug J. Qualls resigned from his post after being accused of pocketing casino earnings from the Peoria Tribe of...

5/30/2019

article Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Comanche Nation has hit the end of the road with its challenge to a rival tribal casino in Oklahoma. The tribe sued the federal government for allowing...
article 6 Investigates: Tornado Safety At Oklahoma Casinos
(Oklahoma) -- As the number of casinos and gaming centers in Oklahoma has now climbed well over 100, and so have the odds increased that one of them would be hit by...

5/25/2019

article 9 Investigates: Tornado Safety At Oklahoma Casinos
(Oklahoma) -- As the number of casinos and gaming centers in Oklahoma has now climbed well over 100, and so have the odds increased that one of them would be hit by...

5/23/2019

article VIDEO: Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation have temporarily closed two of their gaming facilities due to rising water levels in the Arkansas River...

5/22/2019

article Tribal gaming to offer scholarships
(Oklahoma) -- Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 John Marley Scholarships, offered by Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA), through its John Marley...

5/18/2019

article Tulsa casinos are perfect venues for old rockers
(Oklahoma) -- Joe Mack and I agree on several things, but probably the most important is this: People who don't like music are serious goobers - and not the kind of...

5/8/2019

article State senator expects HB 2667 to reach governor’s desk
(Oklahoma) -- Having gone through votes in the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives, a bill that could facilitate an uptick in casino gambling is now awaiting...

5/3/2019

article Bill would eliminate cap on gambling loss deductions [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders are asking state elected officials to pass House Bill 2667 because they're worried about losing gaming revenue, which could affect the...

5/2/2019

article Oklahoma ranked No. 1 in casinos and fantasy sports
(Oklahoma) -- According to a national study, Oklahoma (on a per capita basis) is No. 1 in the nation the number of casinos per capita and the “legality of daily...

4/26/2019

press release OIGA offers scholarships to gaming employees, dependents
(Oklahoma) -- Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 John Marley Scholarships, offered by Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, through its John Marley...

4/21/2019

article Oklahoma City woman accused of 5-year-old grandson’s death at casino
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma City woman has been charged with felony murder of a child after she allegedly left her 5-year-old grandson in a hot car for hours last summer...

4/10/2019

article Sac N Fox Tribe opens new Bingo Hall
(Oklahoma) -- The Sac N Fox Tribe celebrated the grand opening of its new Bingo Hall on Sunday with a ribbon cutting and other festivities. The decision to bring bingo...

3/7/2019

article OP/ED: Gambling damages Oklahomans
(Oklahoma) -- The big myth about gambling in Oklahoma is that it enhances “economic development.” Any gains for local economies are heavily offset by the...

3/2/2019

article Outlook 2019: Casinos helping to make Tulsa 'hub for entertainment' in the region
(Oklahoma) -- The continued expansion of Gathering Place and Route 66’s revival has sparked a renaissance in northeastern Oklahoma tourism. The addition of a third...

2/24/2019

article Klein: Oklahoma's casino industry expects continued growth
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal casinos were not an overnight hit in Oklahoma. Yet growth of the tribal gaming industry has risen at an astronomical rate for more than a decade. Is...

2/23/2019

article Outlook 2019: Tulsa's Indian Nations continue to flourish
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek) and Osage Nations, all with a large footprint in Tulsa, are among the state’s largest economic engines. The three...

2/22/2019

article Sex trafficking ring suspects may have made millions and tried to hide it at casinos
(Oklahoma) -- Dallas police said the owners of some seedy massage parlors made them rich, and they spent some of the money on luxury cars, homes and trips, which were...

2/20/2019

article American Gaming Association Touts The Success Of Gaming In Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- It's been about 15 years since the first tribal compacts were issued for gaming here in Oklahoma and, on Wednesday night, the American Gaming...

2/18/2019

article Sports betting proposed for tribal casinos [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- The Legislature is considering a bill that would allow sports wagering through tribal casinos. House Bill 1975, authorizing sports wagering subject to the...

2/4/2019

article Apache Casino Hotel building around decade old tent
(Oklahoma) -- Construction is underway on at the Apache Casino Hotel to build a structure around the large white tent that’s served as the exterior of the casino...

1/23/2019

article Otoe-Missouria Tribe prepares for February debut of indoor water park
(Oklahoma) -- The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is getting ready to open an indoor water park at one of its casinos in Oklahoma. The 19,300 square-foot attraction is set to open...

12/27/2018

article TULSA WORLD: Who wins with legalized sports gambling? A lot of people who aren't gamblers
(Oklahoma) -- Odds are that biggest effect of a bipartisan bill to regulate sports gambling in the United States will be that a lot more people will get a piece of the...

12/20/2018

article Pioneer Woman, casinos help spur growth in state tourism
(Oklahoma) -- A star in the Oklahoma economy continues to grow — tourism. Over the last calendar year, tourism added close to $9 billion to the state's economy...

11/1/2018

article You can now buy lottery tickets with debit cards — plus other laws taking effect today
(Oklahoma) -- Several new laws are in effect Thursday across Oklahoma. Here’s a look at 10 of the new laws that take effect Thursday.

10/22/2018

article ICYMI: Bedlam and betting: When will Oklahomans legally be able to bet on sports?
(Oklahoma) -- Nine states have legalized sports betting, and six states have already opened the betting windows, as Oklahoma’s tribal-owned casinos start the push...

10/20/2018

article Bedlam and betting: When will Oklahomans legally be able to bet on sports?
(Oklahoma) -- Nine states have legalized sports betting, and six states have already opened the betting windows, as Oklahoma’s tribal-owned casinos start the push...

10/16/2018

press release Buffalo Run Casino celebrating their Anniversary
(Oklahoma) -- Featuring the area's widest-variety of machine and table games - including blackjack, slots, and tournaments - Buffalo Run Casino & Resort is fun...

10/6/2018

article Oklahoma ScissorTales: Economic indicators keep shining
(Oklahoma) -- THE booming national economy is mirrored here in Oklahoma, where the jobless rate continues to fall and revenues to the state treasury continue to climb....
article Tribes post record casino revenue
(Oklahoma) -- American Indian tribes in Oklahoma saw record revenue from their casino operations in 2016, according to a recent report. Oklahoma saw tribal casino...

10/4/2018

article Tribes generate $4.4B
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian gaming revenues have risen 15 straight years — reaching nearly $4.4 billion in 2016, according to a new report released Wednesday morning...

10/3/2018

article Oklahoma tribes generate nearly $4.4 billion in gaming revenues
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian gaming revenues have risen 15 straight years — reaching nearly $4.4 billion in 2016, according to a new report released Wednesday...

10/2/2018

article LETTER: Enid has much to gain with gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Regarding the opportunity for the City Council to welcome a casino to Enid, many positive impacts must be considered: economic development, new job and...

9/28/2018

article Candidates of state House districts 40, 41 speak at EYP forum
(Oklahoma) -- Enid Young Professionals hosted a discussion forum Thursday at Autry Technology Center with House District 40 and District 41 candidates.

9/26/2018

article LETTER: Casinos drain money, give little return
(Oklahoma) -- What good or service does a casino provide? Entertainment? You don’t need a casino to play the games, and you don’t need a casino to risk your...

9/24/2018

article Polls show Enid residents favor casino
(Oklahoma) -- Two Enid area polls reveal a majority of residents favor a casino offering Class 2 and Class 3 Vegas-style electronic games along with blackjack, poker,...

9/22/2018

article Ball and dice gaming a good bet for Fort Sill Apache
(Oklahoma) -- The Fort Sill Apache are finding out they placed a good bet on roulette and dice. Since the August introduction of ball and dice gaming at the tribe’...

9/20/2018

article EDITORIAL: Benefits too big a gamble for Enid gaming
(Oklahoma) -- When a casino was last considered in Enid two years ago, the deal involved government incentives and land, making it a very public matter.
article Editorial: Is Tulsa becoming Las Vegas?
(Oklahoma) -- Does Tulsa want to become the new Las Vegas? It seems that way as Tulsa area casinos keep growing as they invest perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars...

9/13/2018

article Cities and counties want a piece of casino revenue [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- At the Oklahoma Municipal League's conference Thursday, city and county officials asked whether those governmental entities could be included in tribal...

9/2/2018

article Dice, ball games coming to area casinos
(Oklahoma) -- A change in Oklahoma’s state law means area casinos will soon offer new games — new to them, at least. Oklahoma’s original law legalizing...

9/1/2018

article Oklahoma casinos OK'd for craps, roulette
(Oklahoma) -- Some of the American Indian casinos right across the Oklahoma line from Arkansas have started offering games of roulette and craps, making them a little...

8/31/2018

article Buffalo Run is on a roll
(Oklahoma) -- Buffalo Run Casino introduced their craps games Wednesday evening as Peoria Chief Craig Harper made the ceremonial first roll of the dice amidst a crowd of...

8/30/2018

article Dice, ball games coming to area casinos
(Oklahoma) -- A change in Oklahoma’s state law means area casinos will soon offer new games — new to them, at least. Oklahoma’s original law legalizing...

8/29/2018

article Ball and Dice Games Come to Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Gamblers in Oklahoma can now "roll the dice" at tribal casinos in the state. And on Wednesday, one of those casinos opened it's first craps...

8/27/2018

article Klein: We're not Vegas, but some betting casinos help make city a travel destination
(Oklahoma) -- Tulsa will almost certainly never rival Las Vegas as the world’s gambling capital. But Tulsa is continuing a decade-long casino expansion that makes...

8/24/2018

article Let it roll: Ball, dice gaming comes to area casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Casino and Hotel West Siloam Springs, located in rural Delaware County, near the Arkansas state line, was one of three Cherokee properties to...

8/22/2018

article Ball and dice games arrive in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The Grand Casino in Shawnee went live Friday night at 6:30 with something they’ve never had before – ball and dice. The casino has long had...

8/21/2018

article BIA approves ball and dice games in OK; Hard Rock Tulsa 1st to open tables
(Oklahoma) -- Thirteen tribes in the state of Oklahoma can now offer roulette, craps and other ball and dice games, as the approval of Class III gaming compacts between...
article Traditional roulette, dice games now available
(Oklahoma) -- After Oklahoma lawmakers approved traditional ball and dice games this year, casinos are now able to open those tables up to customers. The law expands...

8/20/2018

article 'Ball and dice' gaming begins in Oklahoma casinos
(Oklahoma) -- He admitted to being a little nervous Monday afternoon as he stood at the craps table, dice in hand. “Never in my life have I played this game before...
article Hard Rock Casino's new ball and dice games
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the Tulsa area to offer ball and dice games to their casino customers, as now allowed by state law. The games...
article Casino: Injured concertgoers treated, released
(Oklahoma) -- All 14 people who were reportedly injured while awaiting a Backstreet Boys concert Saturday evening at WinStar World Casino and Resort have been released...
article Woman Injured At Backstreet Boys Concert Critical Of Casino's Warning
(Oklahoma) -- A woman hit by falling debris while waiting in line for Saturday night’s Backstreet Boys concert at WinStar World Casino and Resort says more could...

8/17/2018

article VIDEO: Ball and dice games can now be played in Oklahoma casinos
(Oklahoma) -- After legislation passed in April, ball and dice games can now be played in Oklahoma casinos.

8/6/2018

article Tribes wait for approval to offer new games at casinos in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Tribes in Oklahoma are waiting on final approval to offer ball and dice games at their casinos. Roulette, craps and similar games became legal in May under...

7/31/2018

article How long will it take for Oklahoma have legalized sports gambling?
(Oklahoma) -- As of July 17, 28 states have not introduced a bill to start the ball rolling on legalizing sports betting. Three already have full-scale sports betting...

7/29/2018

press release GLI President/CEO James Maida Honored with OIGA’s Modern Day Warrior Award in Recognition of 20+ Years of Dedication to Oklahoma Indian Gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) President/CEO James Maida has been a supporter of Oklahoma Indian gaming for more than 20 years, and...

7/26/2018

article Thanks to new law, $63.2 million in lottery proceeds in last fiscal year will go to education
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Lottery’s annual education contribution rose 19 percent to $63.2 million last fiscal year, and officials are crediting a year-old law...

7/25/2018

article All bets are off: Details of sports betting’s future unknown
(Oklahoma) -- There’s no clear answer for how sports betting will look in Oklahoma or the other states that do not have a sportsbook yet. “Those looking at a...
article Oklahoma City hosts Indian Gaming Association
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal gaming leaders from across the state are gathering in Oklahoma City this week for the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Trade Show and Conference....

7/24/2018

article Ball and dice gaming expected soon in Oklahoma casinos
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association is holding its annual convention and trade show at the Cox Convention Center this week. One of the hot topics is...
article Craps, roulette could be in Oklahoma casinos by October
(Oklahoma) -- The future of gaming in our state is being discussed this week at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association’s annual convention and trade show in...
article Gaming officials prepare for ball and dice casino games, sports betting
(Oklahoma) -- One of the big topics at this year's Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association convention is a new law allowing ball and dice games at casinos across the...

7/14/2018

press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Annual Convention And Tradeshow Is A Wealth Of Information On Tribal Gaming Past, Present And Future
(Oklahoma) -- Downtown Oklahoma City’s Cox Center will become a global hub for Tribal Gaming July 23-25, as OIGA launches its 23rd Annual Conference and Trade...

7/9/2018

press release Aristocrat and VGT Bring Top Licensed Brands, Proven Player-Favorites to OIGA 2018
(Oklahoma) -- Aristocrat and VGT will help Tribal operators reach all customer segments in their joint showing at the upcoming OIGA Conference and Tradeshow, July 23-25...

7/3/2018

article Casino resort to celebrate 10th anniversary
(Oklahoma) -- A local casino resort is planning a lot for their 10th year in business. A local casino resort is planning a lot for their 10th year in business....
press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association To Hold 23rd Annual Conference and Trade Show In OKC July 23-25
(Oklahoma) -- The 23rd Annual Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Trade Show and Conference will take place in Oklahoma City July 23-25, at the Cox Center, 1...

6/28/2018

press release IGT and Otoe-Missouria Tribe Deploy Spin-Splosion! Tournaments at Five Oklahoma Properties
(Oklahoma) -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that the Otoe-Missouria Tribe deployed IGT's Spin-Splosion!® video...

6/13/2018

article Gaming compact amended to add ‘ball-and-dice’ gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Councilors on June 11 unanimously passed a gaming compact supplement with Oklahoma to allow Cherokee Nation’s casinos to begin offering Las...

6/10/2018

article Oklahoma tribes, lawmakers eye way toward sports betting
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s Native American tribes are prepared to offer sports betting at some of the more than 100 casinos across the state, but so far the state...

6/5/2018

article Oklahoma tribes, lawmakers eye way toward sports betting
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s Native American tribes are prepared to offer sports betting at some of the more than 100 casinos across the state, but so far the state...
article Tribes use gaming profits to build assets [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- Efforts to bring more money to Native American governments are stretching well outside casino walls, tribal leaders said.

6/3/2018

article OIGA John Marley Scholarship deadline extended to June 15
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) has announced the application deadline for the John Marley Scholarship has been extended to Friday, June 15,...

5/26/2018

article COLUMN: A sure bet: Out-of-control vices lead to a craving for more vices
(Oklahoma) -- The Supreme Court’s decision to clear the way for states to legalize sports betting has resulted in reactions all from one end of the spectrum to the...

5/22/2018

article TULSA WORLD: State needs to use the sport gambling moment to negotiate a better deal with tribal casinos
(Oklahoma) -- When the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door to legalized sports betting, it also opened the door to something important for Oklahoma’s future:...

5/21/2018

article Gainesville sees benefit of casino proximity
(Oklahoma) -- Gainesville’s close proximity to WinStar World Casino and Resort brings benefits to the area, officials say. Be it on their way back after a concert...
press release WinStar receives nomination for Casino of the Year
(Oklahoma) -- For the seventh time, WinStar World Casino and Resort has been nominated for the Casino of the Year for medium sized capacity by the Academy of Country...

5/20/2018

article Legal sports betting adds need for help
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma's 128 tribal casinos host 46 million visits and rake in $4.5 billion a year - but there isn't a single billboard in the state that tells...

5/19/2018

article OIGA to offer certificate program
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association will offer the Certification for Responsible Gambling Training: Casino Employee Orientation at its conference and...

5/16/2018

article EDITORIAL: SCOTUS ruling a chance to reconsider Oklahoma’s gaming compacts?
(Oklahoma) -- THE U.S. Supreme Court says the federal government cannot prohibit states from legalizing sports wagers. In response, Oklahoma lawmakers appear ready and...

5/12/2018

article Buffalo Run Giving Back Project again aids community
(Oklahoma) -- Another generous round of donations from the Buffalo Run Casino and Resort and Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma went to aid the Miami Ministerial...

4/24/2018

article Oklahoma is 2018's 10th Most Gambling Addicted State
(Oklahoma) -- With a proliferation of lotteries and casino gambling, Oklahoma has become one of the most gambling friendly states in the country. On the other hand, a...

4/19/2018

article Guide to Tulsa's casinos
(Oklahoma) -- There are plenty of gambling options in the Tulsa area. From high-stakes poker to slots and other gaming action, here's a list of Tulsa casinos to...

4/12/2018

article Fair: Gambling expansion not the answer
(Oklahoma) -- Governments, at all levels, derive revenue through taxation. Usually that revenue is obtained by taxing three economic bases: income, consumption and...

4/11/2018

article Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signs law to increase tribal gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Governor Mary Fallin on Tuesday (April 10) signed a measure that allows expanded casino gaming for Oklahoma’s Indian tribes. The measure comes with...

4/10/2018

article New gaming rules could add millions to teacher funding
(Oklahoma) -- Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 3375 into law on Tuesday. The bill will allow casinos to set up craps tables and roulette wheels, something they...
press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Offers Accurate Tribal Gaming Information
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) is a non-partisan, politically neutral non-profit association, established in 1986. OIGA’s membership is...

4/8/2018

article GAMING EXPANSION: Massive Oklahoma teacher protests expected to enter 2nd week
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma lawmakers are slated to return to the state Capitol amid a second week of massive teacher demonstrations for more classroom money. Leaders of...
article Wasn’t the lottery supposed to fund education? Here’s what happened.
(Oklahoma) -- It doesn’t take very long until someone mentions the lottery when it comes to education funding in Oklahoma. We went back to find out what was...

4/7/2018

article Oklahoma’s casinos offer a well-rounded recreational itinerary
(Oklahoma) -- With more than 70 casinos scattered throughout the state, those who enjoy a little gaming action can find it just a short drive away. And these days, it...

4/6/2018

article Oklahoma passes laws to raise funds for teachers: Taxes on casinos and Amazon sellers expected to raise $92m
(Oklahoma) -- As volunteers set up strings of lights and rose garlands for the annual Stroud high school prom, teachers walked laps in the gym. They were on strike, and...
article Teacher group demands more cash after lawmakers approve $40M
(Oklahoma) -- Two bills approved by the state Senate — one taxing certain internet sales and another expanding tribal gambling — will be sent to Gov. Mary...
article Walkout Day 5: OEA calls for veto of hotel/motel tax repeal, vote on capital gains tax exemption
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma teachers are vowing to continue their walkout for a sixth day after issuing two new demands on Friday. After the state Senate overwhelmingly...

4/5/2018

article Ball and dice bill going to Senate floor
(Oklahoma) -- A bill that would bring ball and dice games to Oklahoma casinos has one more hurdle at the Senate before reaching the Governor's desk, after the House...

4/4/2018

article Are casinos paying their fair share for education?
(Oklahoma) -- As the teacher walkout continues at the State Capitol, some are asking why casino gaming hasn’t provided the necessary money to fund Oklahoma’s...

4/2/2018

article SAVAGE: Casino exclusivity fees could be the next 'GPT'
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma lawmakers achieved a major bipartisan feat last week with 75 percent of House and Senate members voting to pass more than $400 million in new...

3/29/2018

article COMMENTARY: Gaming is expanding in return for chump change, will the ‘land fix’ be next?
(Oklahoma) -- The government of Oklahoma is poised to allow “ball and dice” gambling, to make tribal gaming here even more like the high-stakes games...

3/21/2018

article If you build it will they come? Otoe-Missouria Tribe announces hotel expansion, indoor water park
(Oklahoma) -- Because the gaming market in Oklahoma is increasingly competitive, the Red Rock-based Otoe-Missouria Tribe is looking for ways to diversify its offerings....

3/20/2018

article Oklahoma Bills Allowing Roulette, Craps Move Forward Despite Problem Gambling Concerns [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- With a problem gambling rate twice the national average, Oklahoma is setting itself up for an even larger problem should the legislature pass one of two...

3/16/2018

article Oklahoma senate passes bill to expand gambling laws
(Oklahoma) -- Casinos in Oklahoma may soon be able to use balls and dice for games after a bill passed through the Senate this week. Right now, games like roulette and...

3/15/2018

article Vegas-style roulette, dice games could be headed for Oklahoma casinos
(Oklahoma) -- A year after rejecting a similar measure, the Oklahoma Senate has approved the addition of casino games that use a ball or dice. Senate Bill 1195 was...

3/14/2018

article Senate OKs bill to allow casinos to use ball, dice despite concerns over gambling addictions
(Oklahoma) -- The Senate on Wednesday passed a measure that would allow casinos to use ball and dice games, despite concerns that it would increase the number of people...

3/12/2018

article Oklahoma House approves expanded gaming
(Oklahoma) -- A measure aimed at potentially expanding tribal gaming in Oklahoma is one step closer to be coming law. On Thursday morning, the state House of...

2/28/2018

article Drawn to Tulsa: National architectural firm opens office in town
(Oklahoma) -- JCJ Architecture has been around since 1936, but the Hartford, Connecticut-based national design firm never has had an office in Tulsa. Until now. JCJ...

2/25/2018

article COMMENTARY: Will the state government of Oklahoma really forego hundreds of millions in annual revenues in return for a few million?
(Oklahoma) -- Absent state approval for off-reservation gaming and a couple of exceptions which don’t apply to Oklahoma, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)...
article OP/ED: Will the state government of Oklahoma really forego hundreds of millions in annual revenues in return for a few million?
(Oklahoma) -- Absent state approval for off-reservation gaming and a couple of exceptions which don’t apply to Oklahoma, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)...

2/18/2018

article THE OKLAHOMAN: Court ruling complicates Oklahoma casino proposals
(Oklahoma) -- PARTLY in response to budget challenges, lawmakers have discussed proposals to legalize roulette and dice games at Oklahoma's tribal casinos,...
article McBride: Government leadership roles over Indian gaming remained unfilled
(Oklahoma) -- Indian gaming is big business in Oklahoma, where it provides the lion's share of tribal government revenue. In 2015, Oklahoma Indian gaming generated $...

2/12/2018

article A federal appeals court has struck part of an Oklahoma law governing gaming compacts with tribes
(Oklahoma) -- A panel of judges for the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week an arbitration clause that's part of a model gaming compact between...

2/11/2018

article Oklahoma tribes work to promote development
(Oklahoma) -- Terri Parton is working to improve economic development for the group of tribes she represents, as well as for local communities. The Wichita and...

2/10/2018

article A federal appeals court has struck part of an Oklahoma law governing gaming compacts with tribes
(Oklahoma) -- A panel of judges for the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week an arbitration clause that's part of a model gaming compact between...

10/31/2017

article House looks to expanded Indian gaming for new revenue
(Oklahoma) -- Lawmakers may be looking at an expansion of Indian gaming for new state revenue, legislation filed in the House during the past day of the ongoing special...

10/25/2017

article Oklahoman tribe plans new casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma is reportedly planning a new casino east of Enid, at Interstate 35 and US 412. Whilst the City Manager said that no plans have...

10/8/2017

article Proposal for more games at tribal casinos generates little support in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- A proposal to bring more types of games to tribal casinos seems to be going nowhere in Oklahoma. Rep. Kevin Wallace (R), the chairman of the House...

10/5/2017

article How Recent Court Decision Could Affect Casinos On Tribal Lands
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of some Oklahoma tribes see opportunities in a court ruling this summer that could potentially open up many questions about sovereignty and...

10/4/2017

article Expanded casino gaming highly unlikely
(Oklahoma) -- Among the ideas to generate further revenue for the state of Oklahoma is the option of letting tribal casinos offer a wider array of games.

9/22/2017

article GUEST EDITORIAL: Full-scale casinos might be future idea for tribes
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma legislator has come up with an idea to fill the state's yawning budget gap that looks interesting on the surface, but probably won't...

9/16/2017

article Capitol Insider: Filling The Budget Hole, Democrats Flip State House Seat
(Oklahoma) -- House Appropriations and Budget Chair Kevin Wallace (R-Welston) has proposed filling the state’s $215 million budget hole by passing a $1.50-per-pack...

9/15/2017

article Oklahoma Gambling Expansion Odds Seem Minimal, But State Needs to Fund Budget Gap
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma gambling expansion plan that could cover a substantial budget shortfall isn’t gaining much traction in the Oklahoma City capital. The...

9/13/2017

article Gambling expansion proposal gets no traction in the Senate
(Oklahoma) -- A plan to expand gambling during a special session appears to be dead on arrival in the Oklahoma Senate. Lawmakers are poised to return in special session...
article Lawmaker proposes increasing gaming at casinos to offset Oklahoma budget hole
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to further tax cigarettes and increase Indian gaming at casinos to solve the state’s budget problems. “I think that...

9/12/2017

article Cigarette tax, tribal gaming changes: Oklahoma representative releases his plan to fix budget shortfall
(Oklahoma) -- Time is ticking for state lawmakers to reach a budget agreement to fill a nearly $500 million gap. Last month, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that a $1....
article Indian gaming expansion proposed by House budget chairman
(Oklahoma) -- The chairman of the Oklahoma House Appropriations and Budget Committee announced Tuesday that he plans to propose expanding Indian gaming to include...

8/4/2017

article OIGA: The ‘Biggest Little Show’ Shines Bright Again
(Oklahoma) -- Last month, the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association once again welcomed attendees and vendors from all over the country. And I was fortunate to be among...

8/3/2017

article City Council in Broken Arrow votes unanimously to block illegal gaming
(Oklahoma) -- As expected, the mayor and city council of Broken Arrow voted unanimously Wednesday evening to pass a resolution confirming their opposition to the...

7/27/2017

article Oklahoma Tribes Look To The Future Of Gaming Compacts
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s tribes will be in unfamiliar territory in January 2020: Gaming compacts between the tribes and the state could end at that time. Unless,...

7/21/2017

article Indian gaming revenues on the rise in Oklahoma and Texas
(Oklahoma) -- On Monday, a report was issued by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) which showed that growth has taken place within the Indian gaming industry...

7/16/2017

article Gaming conference set July 25, 26 [2nd Item]
(Oklahoma) -- More than 2,500 exhibitors, attendees and conference speakers will be on hand later this month as the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association brings its 23rd...

7/8/2017

press release VGT and Aristocrat charge into Oklahoma Indian Gaming Show with custom content, innovative cabinets, leading licensed products
(Oklahoma) -- VGT and Aristocrat are coming to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Show with an unrivaled blend of Class II and Class III products to help their customers succeed...

7/6/2017

press release VGT and Aristocrat Charge into Oklahoma Indian Gaming Show with Custom Content, Innovative Cabinets, Leading Licensed Products
(Oklahoma) -- VGT and Aristocrat are coming to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Show with an unrivaled blend of Class II and Class III products to help their customers succeed...

7/5/2017

article Oklahoma Lottery boosts prizes to lure back players
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma lottery officials are rolling out a new series of games after lawmakers restructured the system this year. The state lottery, which has seen...

5/20/2017

article EDITORIAL: Gambling bill goes bust
(Oklahoma) -- Promoters of Las Vegas-style gambling for Oklahoma rolled snake eyes this legislative session. A Senate committee defeated Senate Bill 857 that would have...

5/15/2017

article Senate committee votes down tribal gambling expansion bill in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- A measure that would help to fill an estimated $878 million hole in the upcoming fiscal year’s budget was shot down by an Oklahoma Senate budget...

5/14/2017

article Vegas-style gambling bill fails to pass out of Senate committee
(Oklahoma) -- A Senate panel on Friday killed a bill that would have allowed Vegas-style gambling in tribal casinos. The Senate Joint Committee on Appropriations and...
article With no budget agreement, threat of special session still looms in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The state of Oklahoma’s ongoing financial woes could be worsened if Gov. Mary Fallin makes good on her threats to order lawmakers back to the Capitol...

5/13/2017

article Lawmakers spend unusual day at Capitol in last-minute effort to fix budget hole
(Oklahoma) -- On a day lawmakers normally take off, committee hearings were underway at the Capitol as they work to fill an $878 million budget shortfall. "We want...
article Legislature continues pursuit of revenue
(Oklahoma) -- With only two weeks left in the Oklahoma legislative session, pressure it building to come up with solutions to balance a budget that is nearly $900...

5/12/2017

article Oklahoma Senate Committee Kills Bill to Expand Tribal Gaming
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma Senate budget committee has killed legislation that would authorize a major expansion of tribal gambling in Oklahoma to help fill a projected $...
article Hamilton: Gambling away a revenue-generating package
(Oklahoma) -- To paraphrase baseball’s philosopher-in-chief Yogi Berra, it was déjà vu all over again at the state Capitol this week. With the May 26 deadline to...

5/10/2017

article Oklahoma Legislature Up in Smoke Over Gambling and Cigarettes
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Legislature has reached an impasse over the so-called sin industries of gambling and cigarettes. Both the Oklahoma Senate and House are...

5/9/2017

article Gambling expansion stalls tentative budget agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma lawmakers said Monday that a proposal to expand casino gambling has stalled a tentative budget agreement that would have raised hundreds of...
article Oklahoma budget crisis: Impasse over gambling sinks $400M revenue package
(Oklahoma) -- An expansion of tribal casino roulette and dice games helped sink a $400 million revenue package offered to Oklahoma Senate leadership Monday. Democrats...
article Proposed expansion of gambling latest snag in state budget talks
(Oklahoma) -- The finger-pointing over revenue-raising measures, including a proposed expansion of gambling, continued Monday at the Capitol as a state budget agreement...
article Tribal gaming expansion plan stalls Oklahoma budget talks
(Oklahoma) -- A major expansion of tribal gambling in Oklahoma – to include roulette and dice games – that House Democrats wanted in exchange for votes on a...

4/18/2017

article Oklahoma Lottery bill heads to Senate
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Lottery is currently seeking the permission to increase prizes that would boost the revenues and would help with the school funds by...

3/8/2017

article More than 100k Oklahomans dealing with gambling addiction
(Oklahoma) -- It's a problem that more than 100,000 Oklahomans deal with on a daily basis and this March, groups are trying to bring awareness to its dangers. March...

2/19/2017

article Outlook: Catoosa slots and shipping containers bolstering city coffers
(Oklahoma) -- With slot machines and shipping containers paving the way, more businesses are finding their way to western Rogers County and bolstering Catoosa’s...

2/11/2017

press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association releases economic impact report
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association released its second annual report, Statewide Economic Impacts from Oklahoma Tribal Government Gaming, in January. The...

1/26/2017

article Report: Oklahoma tribes paid state $1.123 billion since 2006
(Oklahoma) -- A report on the financial impact of tribal gambling in Oklahoma says tribes have paid the state more than $1.123 billion in exclusivity fees since 2006....

1/25/2017

article Oklahoma benefits from tribal casinos
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) announced economic results from 2015 and 2016. In just 2015, the total economic amount of annual operations...
article Study: Tribal casinos bringing in billions to Oklahoma communities
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association released the 2016 annual economic impact report for the tribal and gaming industry. The OIGA 2016 annual impact...

1/24/2017

article Report: Oklahoma Tribes Paid state $1.123 Billion Since 2006
(Oklahoma) -- A report on the financial impact of tribal gambling in Oklahoma says tribes have paid the state more than $1.123 billion in exclusivity fees since 2006.

1/14/2017

article Rockers KISS come to Kay County for groundbreaking on Rock & Brews Casino Resort
(Oklahoma) -- Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS are teaming up with partners, including the Kaw Nation, to bring a shiny new casino resort to a tiny...
article Kaw Nation rocks into the future with hotel project
(Oklahoma) -- The Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, an American Indian tribe with about 3,300 members, has made an audacious move the tribe says will change its future, building a...

1/13/2017

article Kaw Nation rocks into the future with hotel project
(Oklahoma) -- The Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, an American Indian tribe with about 3,300 members, has made an audacious move the tribe says will change its future, building a...
article KISS founders opening casino resort an hour’s drive from Wichita
(Oklahoma) -- KISS co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are gambling that Wichitans are ready to roll the dice on a lavish new casino in northern Oklahoma.
article Men in Oklahoma casino shooting were security guards
(Oklahoma) -- Investigators say two people involved in a shooting at an Oklahoma casino that left one of them dead and the other injured were security guards at the...

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